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Posted 11/1/2013

Release no. 13-091


Contact
Susan Jackson
904-232-1630
susan.j.jackson@usace.army.mil

Jacksonville, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announced today that construction operations will begin for the Broward County Beach Erosion Control Project early next week. The work is in response to impacts from Hurricane Sandy’s passage in 2012, and is 100% federally funded under the Flood Control and Coastal Emergency (FCCE) program.

Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC of Lake Worth, Fla. will finish mobilizing their equipment this weekend and start delivering sand to the beach on Monday, Nov. 4. Sand placement is expected to occur from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The project completion date is scheduled for January 2014.

Work will begin immediately-south of Hillsboro Inlet, Pompano Beach and progress 5.1 miles southward to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Crews will place approximately 115,000 cubic-yards of beach quality sand at an estimated cost of $7.1 million.  Workers will truck the beach renourishment sand from the E.R Jahna Ortona sand mine located in Moore Haven, Fla., southwest of Lake Okeechobee.

Due to safety concerns, some beach access areas will be closed and public access to the beach will be restricted during construction hours. Because of the extensive construction activities for the next several months, motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and beach goers are asked to use caution along State Road A1A. Posted signs will provide alternative routes for beach goers.

Additional information and project updates will be available on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website at: www.saj.usace.army.mil. Questions pertaining to this operation can be directed to Cynthia Perez at 904-232-1788.

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